Arkansas Governors Cup – Previous Winners

2017

Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
AgChron Technology – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Austin Huett, Chloe Wade, Emily English, Grant Cooper, Katie Garhan
Faculty Advisor: Mark Zweig
AgChron Technology is a data storing and sharing ag technology company that focuses on commercial protein farming and production using a microchip ID tag for the animal. In order for the microchip to be read, AgChron Technology offers an affordable, portable, handheld device that sends an electronic signal to the tag and stores the information for that individual animal.

Second Place – $15,000
Easy Dam – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Marcela Funez, Josh Katz, Grant Strobel, Michael Bennett, Taylor Russell
Faculty Advisors: Ryan Ladner, Elana Carson
Easy Dam revolutionizes the mindset behind flood prevention by equipping homeowners with flood protection. The Easy Dam is a lightweight, self-filling, and affordable flood barrier that takes the unwanted flood waters and uses them to protect the home they would have destroyed.

Third Place – $10,000
Pasture Parent – Arkansas State University
Team Members: Jeffrey Kevin Garner Jr., Hunter Travis, Lauren Patterson, Andrew Roach
Faculty Advisor: Erick Chang
Pasture Parent is a new company specializing in birthing monitors for high quality farm animals. Pasture Parent’s first product is a ready-to-apply sensor guard that is placed over the back of the animal to monitor birthing in an effort to reduce the number of birthing fatalities in the cattle community.

Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Rejuvenics Technologies – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Joshua Phillips, Mary Rivard, Amanda Stolarz, Tiffany Jarrett
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Rejuvenics Technologies, LLC, is commercializing liposomal drug delivery systems that increase the efficacy and reduces the harmful side effects of cancer treatments. These patented technologies encapsulate chemotherapeutics, which are then released at the site of solid tumors, limiting the drug’s exposure to normal tissue.

Second Place – $15,000
Grox Industries – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Andrew Miles, Qiuting Zheng, Witness Martin, Stonie Hopkins, Willie Evans
Faculty Advisors: Carol Reeves
Grox Industries utilizes its platform technology to develop business lines in multiple industries based on its proprietary use of cross-linked graphene oxide. Our initial market offering is an advanced low-e glass surface coating utilizing graphene oxide, cross-linked (bonded) with a specifically designed combination of metallic ions.

Third Place – $10,000
RED BioBattery – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Carly Jenkins, Helen Chen, Carlos Francisco, Gurshagan Kandhola
Faculty Advisors: Carol Reeves
RED Bio Battery is intended to support to all implantable medical devices (IMDs), such as pacemakers, defibrillators, and continuous glucose monitoring systems, which utilize Li-ion batteries. The technology generates power from the patient’s blood to extend battery life, thus eliminating the need for frequent replacement surgeries that are costly, time-consuming, and potentially life-threatening.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Agriculture Award

First Place – $5,000
AgChron Technology – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Second Place – $3,000
Ghost Pot Busters – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Kristina Arge Simonsen, Kelli Neuman, Christian Hesslen, Faviola Aguilar, Keith Dixon, Eli Simonsen
Faculty Advisor: Delia Haak
Ghost Pot Busters`s vision is to become the crabbing industry’s leading choice of environmentally friendly crab pots with its flagship product, “The Biodegradable Crab Trap,” a pot made of an alloy that contains more iron so that the pot will disintegrate completely, and more quickly, once abandoned.

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Grox Industries University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Vitele Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Adam Baker, Manuel Barrantes, Brandon Beghtol, Tyler Arrington, Ryan Hoyer, Terah Smith
Faculty Advisor: Ken Olree
Vitele is a biometric harness that will provide standard medical care from a distance. This device will connect to the internet and to a doctor’s computer or server and send the vital measurements that Vitele is taking.

AT&T Undergraduate Division Elevator Pitch Award

$2,000 – Easy Dam, John Brown University

AT&T Graduate Division Elevator Pitch Award

$2,000 – Grox, University of Arkansas

C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award Winners

$2,500 awarded to two educators and to their academic institutions ($10,000 total, granted by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation)

  • Jeff Amerine – Founder, Startup Junkie Consulting, Fayetteville (University of Arkansas)
  • Jeff Stinson – Director of Entrepreneurship, Arkansas Innovation Hub (University of Arkansas Little Rock)

2016

Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Drone Surveying Solutions – University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Team Members: Robert Aikman, Corey Castleberry, Victoria Freshour, Mario Montenegro
Faculty Advisor: Stuart McLendon
Drone Surveying Solutions provides farmers with controlled, targeted solutions to a variety of agricultural issues by detecting and neutralizing threats to crops through the use of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) technology.

Second Place – $15,000
Natural State Bedding – John Brown University
Team Members: Jacob Hoskins, Calvin Huff, Walker Martin, Jeremiah Moore
Faculty Advisors: Eva Fast, Elana Carson
Natural State Bedding’s EcoAvia is a unique blend of organic materials that has the potential to increase flock health and quality; lower energy, ventilation, and propane costs; and increase production by allowing farms to raise at least one more flock per growing season.

Third Place – $10,000
Short Bow – University of Central Arkansas
Team Members: Ethan Erwin, Landon Lee
Faculty Advisor: Phil Bartos
The patented Short-Bow is a palm-held violin bow less than 12” in length that allows violinists and fiddle players to play in a more relaxed, guitar-like, abdomen-centered position, allowing the musician to play much like the guitar or mandolin, but with the added benefits of sustained tone unique to a haired bow.

Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000
VivImmune – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Drew McKinnon, Corey Coston, Sean Smith
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves, Cynthia Sides
VivImmune’s cancer treatment platform combines immunotherapy with drug delivery. Immunotherapies are a new class of cancer therapies that work by teaching a patient’s own body to fight cancer. VivImmune’s lead molecule, VI-003, is initially being targeted for use against bladder cancer.

Second Place – $15,000
Actio Systems – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: M.J. Orellano, Matthew Gow, Amy Hardwick, Brett Thoms
Faculty Advisors: Carol Reeves, Cynthia Sides
Actio Systems’ HIPAA-compliant web/app-based platform helps appointment-based businesses address lost revenue and diminished customer service caused by cancelled and no-show appointments.

Third Place – $10,000
deciLvl – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Tara Shaw, J.P. Marzana, Anthony Sager, Don Walsh
Faculty Advisors: Carol Reeves, Cynthia Sides
The number of Noise Induced Hearing loss (NIHL) cases continues to increase due to a rise in noise pollution and a lack of proper hearing protection device (HPD) usage. deciLvl’s technology improves both comfort and noise protection of HPDs by using a protective membrane made of metamaterials, allowing safe noises to pass through while preventing harmful noise exposure.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Agriculture Award

First Place – $5,000
AGCorp – Ouachita Baptist University
Team Members: Evan McKinnon, L.B. Hudson
Faculty Advisor: Chris Brune
AGcorp (Advising Growers of Commodities On Real-time Prices) helps farmers get the best price for their crops through a simple mobile app. By providing farmers with a database of current cash bids for a designated area, AGcorp gives farmers access to new buyers and the ability to easily compare pricesmetamaterials, allowing safe noises to pass through while preventing harmful noise exposure.

Second Place – $3,000
Natural State Bedding – John Brown University

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Natural State Bedding – John Brown University

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – VivImmune – University of Arkansas

AT&T Elevator Pitch Award

$2,000 – Drone Surveying Solutions – University of Arkansas at Little Rock

AT&T Elevator Pitch Graduate Award

$2,000 – VivImmune –  University of Arkansas

C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award Winners

$2,500 awarded to two educators and to their academic institutions ($10,000 total, granted by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation)

  • April Hearne – Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock
  • Erick Chang – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

2015

Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
TIRE – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Cody Veteto, Andrew Brackins, Zachary Clevinger, Austin Yates, Bradley Wheeler
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Allen Frazier
TIRE’s tire-inflation regulatory system gives riders full dynamic control over tire pressure at their fingertips, maximizing traction to provide a more efficient and safer riding experience.

Second Place – $15,000
Charlie’s Choices – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Jeffrey Ewing, Erin Morningstar, Andrew Sauer, Abby Wilson, Nick Carson
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Charlie’s Choices transforms disruptive sleep routines into an opportunity for parents to teach their children about the importance of rest. The flagship product is Charge-Me-Charlie, a patent-pending visual sleep timer that shows kids how long they need to stay in bed.

Third Place – $10,000
Opt In – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Tayler Insuaste, Rachel Kyles, Travis White, Danielle Lochala
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Web-based service Opt-In unifies the work and home lives of professional women while providing qualified talent to partnering companies.

Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Agricultural Innovations – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
Team Members: Joshua Baker, Kenneth Rains, Dirk Tanner, Justin Bagley, Franklin Kelley
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Erick Chang
Agricultural Innovations’ WellsVision is a sensor-driven, solar-powered automated irrigation system that allows farmers to remotely monitor and control the watering of their fields.

Second Place – $15,000
Kordate Solutions Inc. – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Kenny Bierman, Phillip Turner, Rob Ekwerekwu, Joseph Post, Vincent Audo, Michael O’Brien
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carol Reeves
Kordate Solutions focuses on developing a therapeutic, peptoid-based drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease from early on-set to severe dementia.

Third Place – $10,000
Baby Booster – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Kyle Oshman, Jonathan Marshall, Darren Quinn
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Carol Reeves
Baby Booster is a 3-in-1 prenatal protein supplement that includes prenatal vitamins, DHA, and protein.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Agriculture Award

First Place – $5,000 | Baby Booster – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Second Place – $3,000 | Agricultural Innovations – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000
Conner Innovation – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Grant Conner, Thomas Lynch, Olivia Dyer, Jack Guo
Faculty Advisor: Larry Brian
The Crew’s Missile device clears debris and sediment from low-water bridges and culverts. Its simple design allows it to be used with virtually any piece of heavy equipment such as tractors, backhoes, excavators, and skid steers. With its multiple, interchangeable collapsing scoops and extending main shaft, it can be adapted to any culvert drain or bridge size.

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000
Agricultural Innovations – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

AT&T Elevator Pitch Undergraduate Award

$2,000
TIRE – Harding University, Searcy

AT&T Elevator Pitch Graduate Award

$2,000
Saf-Tech – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro

C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award Winners

$2,500 awarded to two educators and to their academic institutions ($10,000 total, granted by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation)

  • Eva Fast – John Brown University
  • Bryan McKinney – Ouachita Baptist University

2014

Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Arleesa – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Andrea Good, Jeremy Enders, Chase Skelton, Jake Wilson
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Arlessa allows families to customize dolls with their children by providing a variety of skin tones, body shapes, and ethnically accurate facial features, while centering on the companies core values: Character, self-esteem, diversity, imagination, and fun.

Second Place – $15,000
BioBotic Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and Hendrix College
Team Members: Michael Iseman, Kelley Coakley, Rachel Zweig
Faculty Advisors: Jeff Amerine, Dr. Carol Reeves
BioBotic Solutions proposes using a robotic arm and conveyor system to replace the tedious task of “grossing” that pathologist assistants perform, reducing risk of human error.

Third Place – $10,000
Funding Fathers – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Christopher Hembree, Timothy Luff, Jacob Moore
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Funding Fathers seeks to provide an alternative form of financing for new venture small businesses through a crowdfunding platform.

Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000
LumaDrop – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Brad Phelan, Neil Bora, Randy Cabrera, Joe Huff
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carol Reeves
LumaDrop is an alternative treatment for Wet-Type Age-Related Macular Degeneration (wet AMD). Rather than be doctor-administered by repeated injections directly into the eye, LumaDrop eye drops can be applied by the patient at home.

Second Place – $15,000
Datavis – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Justin Urso, Michael Finan, Jason Kohrig
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carol Reeves
Datavis provides image-recognition inventory management software to replace the barcode scanner. This technology identifies products on-shelf, in real time; therefore accelerating the retail audit and improving shelf compliance.

Third Place – $10,000
HemaNotics – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Scott Andrews, Andrew Boehm, Jackie Frentz
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carol Reeves
Determining the correct dosing for prescription anticoagulant drug Coumadin is extremely challenging, requiring monthly, semimonthly, and even weekly blood tests for patients. HemaNotics removes this inconvenience for Coumadin users and improves the accuracy at which doctors can assign dosages – saving both lives and money.

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – BioBotic Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and Hendrix College

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Datavis – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

AT&T Elevator Pitch Undergraduate Award

$2,000
BioBotic Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and Hendrix College

AT&T Elevator Pitch Graduate Award

$2,000
Datavis – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

C. Sam Walls Entrepreneur Educator Award Winners

$2,500 awarded to two educators and to their academic institutions ($10,000 total, granted by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation)

  • Carol Reeves – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Allen Frazier – Harding University, Searcy

2013

Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Catch-22 – University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Team Members: James Rutherford, Ryan Guinee, Robert Grasby, Brandon Burroughs
Faculty Advisor: Richard Crane
Catch-22 will creative a liquid organic fertilizer from an undesirable fish that has invaded the Mississippi River Basin.

Second Place – $15,000
eScout – Ouachita Baptist University
Team Members: Connor Burke, Jason Cantwell, Sarah McKimmey
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Phil Rice
eScout is a video scouting service that aims to provide collegiate soccer coaches with quality footage of college showcase tournaments across the country.

Third Place – $10,000
Innovative Medical Sensor Tech – Harding University
Team Members: Jeremiah Vivio, Paula Morales, Cory Miller, Hayden Shirley
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Allen Frazier
Innovative Medical Sensor Tech. is a medical device tracking system utilizing RFID tagging.

Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000  
Picasolar – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Trish Flanagan, Matthew Young, Michael Miller, Seth Shumate
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carol Reeves
Picasolar has developed a game-changing technology for the solar industry that will increase the efficiency of solar cells by up to 15 percent, while reducing silver costs by $20 million annually for an average manufacturer.

Second Place – $15,000
HomeDx – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Calvin Smith, Will Swearingen, Max Mahler, Daniel Cherry, Audra Mazzeo
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carol Reeves
HomeDX provides rapid over-the-counter in-vitro diagnostic tests for food intolerances, sexually transmitted diseases, and other infectious diseases directly to the consumer.

Third Place – $10,000
EverClean Coating Solutions, LLC – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
Team Members: Corey Thompson, Bill Ryan, Manish Phogat
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carol Reeves
EverClean Coating Solutions has developed a self-cleaning and anti-reflective coating that is low cast, easy to apply, and results in a solar cell efficiency improvement of 4 percent, and can prevent efficiency losses of up to 30 percent.

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000
LifeB – Harding University

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000
EverClean Coating Solutions, LLC – University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

AT&T Elevator Pitch Award

$2,000
TrustedWills.com – Ouachita Baptist University

AT&T Elevator Pitch Graduate Award

$2,000
IsoLabs – Harding University

2012

Undergraduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Simpler Solutions – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Shantelle Overby, Brandon Knight, Jamison Hofer
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Simpler Solutions strives to enhance and simplify the paint sampling process by becoming the leading
company for paint sampling innovation. We want to inspire confidence and creativity and provide consumers and manufacturers with a simpler, more innovative and cost‐effective method of sampling paint.

Second Place – $15,000
Hydrovate – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Tina Funk, Amanda Abramovitz, Josh Garrett, Rolando Ochoa
Faculty Advisor: Eva Fast
Hydrovate offers products that aid the livestock industry by providing improved hydration systems.
Hydrovate’s first product, the EcoTrough, is a self‐cleaning animal watering device that maximizes animal health and almost entirely eliminates the labor and contamination associated with animal hydration.

Third Place – $10,000
Vita “Intelligent” Label – Harding University, Searcy
Team Members: Daniela Hernandez, Taylor Barnett, Davy Martinez
Faculty Advisor: Allen Frazier
Vita prevents the wastage of poultry by giving an accurate state of the food, this also helps vendors save money. Vita also provides brand equity to vendors because it proves higher quality of their product above others.

Graduate Division

First Place – $25,000
Boston Mountain Biotech – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Ellen Brune, Stuart Brune
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
The Lotus E. coli cell line improves the efficiency of protein purification by saving biologics manufacturers up to 50% on their purification costs, minimizing losses and speeding up production times. The technology for Lotus is patent pending and we are already negotiating with two potential customers to begin pilot testing.

Second Place – $15,000
SpatiaLink Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Steve Fortner, John Miller, Aaron Huffaker, Nate Allen, Bethany Haefner
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
Retail shelf out‐of‐stock is costing product manufacturers an estimated $71 billion annually in lost sales. SpatiaLink is reinventing the shelf planning process by integrating with the supply chain to improve on‐shelf availability. Our trade‐secret algorithms optimize product assortment to maximize retail sales and market share for product manufacturers.

Third Place – $10,000
Learning DifferentiatED – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Barry James, Senthil Raman, Brandon Wright, Brandon Hill
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
The team’s manaGED Prep software will streamline the current GED preparation process by utilizing
algorithms that provide personalized study plans and completion dates. Together with our copyrighted video tutorials of expert adult education teachers, we expect to reduce student preparation times by 25 percent while increasing student retention rates.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Undergraduate Agriculture Award

$5,000 – Hydrovate – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

Arkansas Farm Bureau Graduate Agriculture Award

$5,000
Cam Ah Co – Arkansas State University, Jonesboro
Team Members: Brandon Boone, Doug Strickland, Cody Brown
Faculty Advisor: Erick Chang
The unit will eliminate the restraints of selling to a biofuel processing co‐op and extract oil from different crops so farmers can also use the biofuel in their operations. The mobile unit is affordable, easy to install, operate and maintain. The modules offer upgrade capabilities to fit every farmer’s needs.

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000  Vita “Intelligent” Labels – Harding University, Searcy

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Innovative Athletic Solutions – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

AT&T Elevator Pitch Undergraduate Award

$2,000 – Hydrovate – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

AT&T Elevator Pitch Graduate Award

$2,000 SpatiaLink Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

2011

Undergraduate Division

First Place – $20,000
Agricultural Food Systems – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Kirk Dennison, Lawson Hembree, Lauren Kessler, Jose Delgadillo
Faculty Advisor: Mike Kennelley
Agricultural Food Systems seeks to innovate systems for measuring food quality by providing pioneering technologies that increase value and build trust among agricultural food producers, processors, and consumers. AFS’ flagship product, the TenderID, enables meat processors to measure tenderness in raw beef carcasses quickly and accurately on the production line.

Second Place – $10,000
Craftistas – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Zac Freeman, Troy Zellers, Camiille Malkiewicz
Faculty Advisor: Mike Kennelley
Craftistas is a direct sales company seeking to cultivate the desire for creativity by providing convenient crafting experiences. By selling craft kits complete with the materials and instructions to make a craft, Craftistas will make crafting a more feasible and desirable reality.

Third Place – $15,000
GardenCraft – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Bethany Kienlbauch, Zach Burks, Andrius Mikutis
Faculty Advisor: Mike Kennelley
Garden Craft is a company that focuses on the expression of creativity through offering do-it-yourself hypertufa projects that allow people to discover and channel their imagination.

Graduate Division

First Place – $20,000
cycleWood Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Jack Avery, Kevin Oden, Nhiem Cao, Priscila Silva, Blair Cocanower
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
cycleWood Solutions, LLC offers a sustainable and profitable solution to conventional single-use plastic bags. Our product, the XyloBag, is comprised of a biodegradable lignin-based plastic and biodegrades in 150 days. The target market for our product is the $4 billion U.S. plastic bag market.

Second Place – $10,000
TiFiber – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Team Members: Craig Crismon, Joel Irons, Bhanu Koppolu, Alex Kieslich, Brock Hauser
Faculty Advisor: Carol Reeves
TiFiber is an Arkansas company seeking investment to bring an innovative solution to industrial filtration. The Innovative technology transforms titanium dioxide into nano fibersheets.

Third Place – $5,000
Peas and Cues – John Brown University, Siloam Springs
Team Members: Carine Netto, Amanda Stacy, Brock Erdman, Ryland Allen
Faculty Advisor: Delia Haak
Peas and Cues is dedicated to providing parents with a fun creative and comprehensive curriculum to teach their child a foreign language at home. Our unique foreign language curriculum will enable parents to better prepare their child for success in an increasingly global marketplace.

Arkansas Farm Bureau Undergraduate Agriculture Award

$5,000 – Agricultural Food Systems – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

Arkansas Farm Bureau Graduate Agriculture Award

$5,000 – cycleWood Solutions – University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Delta Plastics Undergraduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Agricultural Food Systems – John Brown University, Siloam Springs

Delta Plastics Graduate Innovation Award

$5,000 – Jeska Shoe Company – Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia
Team Members: Jessica Haynes, Kaci Matthews
Faculty Advisor: Jeramy Meacham
Jeska Shoe Company will offer a cutting edge high heel shoe concept to forever shake up the footwear industry. With both shoes and styles constantly evolving, the Jeska brand allows consumers to interchange both heels and accessories on a daily basis to appeal to a woman’s need for change.